1. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says of
, "We commend him for his courage and support him in his effort." In case you weren't paying attention, Collins is the first pro and active sports star to come out of the closet.
2. Looking at the statistics of 33-35-year old free agent NBA centers getting court time, Nate Silver figured that Jason Collins, currently being
celebrated by all sorts of athletes
, has about a
of playing b-ball now that he has come out.
got some help from his coworkers when it came time to propose to his boyfriend.